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20 June 2018
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is one of the most ambitious development projects in history. China’s vision is to boost global trade and create vibrant economies along its route, which covers 74 countries. President Xi describes it as a vehicle...
26 March 2018
Transparency International published its 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), showing just modest improvements for most countries in Asia Pacific, but with some higher risk countries continuing to slide in the overall rankings. The rankings are significant...
5 March 2018
When is a contract rendered unenforceable as a result of illegality? It is a question that goes to the heart of every commercial transaction and is a notoriously knotty problem. On one hand, the law has to deter contractual parties from engaging in illegal...
TPP11: Modified Approach To Investment Agreements, Investment Authorisations And Claims Regarding Financial Services
23 February 2018
After a year of uncertainty following the withdrawal of the United States, the remaining eleven nations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have reached an agreement that will allow the ambitious trade bloc to proceed. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement...
9 February 2018
Clifford Chance is pleased to provide the latest edition of our Guide to Anti-Corruption Legislation in Asia Pacific. Our lawyers continually strive to provide the most up-to-date guidance to help you comply with the anti-corruption laws and regulations in the...
6 February 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) is the biggest shift in data protection and privacy legislation in Europe for a generation, with extraterritorial effect, so an Asia Pacific-based company may have to comply even though it is not based in Europe. Failure...
U.S. Federal Trade Commission Announces Annual Revisions to the Thresholds of the HSR Act and Prohibition Against Interlocking Directors
26 January 2018
Pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, parties to an acquisition or merger meeting certain annually adjusted thresholds must make a pre-closing notification to the U.S. antitrust authorities and abide by a mandatory waiting...
Challenges to Recent Transactions Are a Reminder That Antitrust Risks Can Remain if Closing Has Already Occurred (and Even if Pre-merger Notification Filings Were Made)
27 December 2017
Last week the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice each separately challenged recently closed transactions that they claim would harm competition in the US. The DOJ filed suit in relation to TransDigm Group's recent acquisition of two businesses...
1 November 2017
Events over the past 18 months have put trade at the centre of international economic diplomacy and may potentially lead to dramatic shifts in the global trade order.
21 September 2017
This briefing looks at what is happening around Asia with respect to anti-bribery and corruption laws and prosecution. In summary, most jurisdictions are continuing to strengthen their laws and/or increase corporate prosecutions. Regionally, there is an increased...